Fall Prevention Program

Fall Risk – Assessment, Prevention & Treatment

In the next 17 seconds, an older adult will be treated in a hospital emergency department for injuries related to a fall. In the next 30 minutes, an older adult will die from injuries sustained in a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injury among adults aged 65 years and older in the United States.

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC – 2010):

  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.
  • One out of three older adults (aged 65 or older) falls each year
  • Less than half of those who fell talk to their healthcare providers about it
  • Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls
  • Over 97% of wrist fractures are caused by falls
  • In 2010, almost 22,000 older adults died from fall injuries
  • Children ages 12 – 17 have the second highest incidence of falling
  • In 2010, the direct medical costs of falls, adjusted for inflation, were $30 Billion

Statistical evidence clearly demonstrates the following actions reduce fall risk:

  • Being screened for fall risk by a medical professional
  • Getting adequate calcium and Vitamin D
  • Performing weight bearing and balance exercises

Mishock Physical Therapy can help you prevent falls!

Mishock Physical Therapy Fall Prevention Program Therapy at the Following Locations

Mishock Physical Therapy

Ph: (610) 845-5000
Fx: 610.845.5011
560 North Route 100
Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Mishock Physical Therapy and Associates Gilbertsvile

Mishock Physical Therapy

(610) 327-2600
(610) 327-9050
1806 Swamp Pike
Suite 100
Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Mishock Physical Therapy

ph: (484) 948-2800
fx: (610) 792-3044
Freedom Valley YMCA at Spring Valley
19 W. Linfield-Trappe Rd.
Limerick, PA 19468

Mishock Physical Therapy

ph: (610) 933-3371
fx: (610) 933-3376
131 Nutt Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Mishock Physical Therapy

ph: (610) 584-1400
fx: (610) 584-5224
3887 Skippack Pike
Lower Level
Skippack, PA 19474

New patient scheduling: 610-327-2600